MLS announces cancellation of 2020 All-Star Game and other events
NEW YORK – As Major League Soccer continues work on plans for a return to competitive play, the league today provided updates on the status of marquee events and competitions previously scheduled for 2020.
The following decisions were made to provide the most available dates for the remainder of the year for league competition:
MLS All-Star Game: Originally scheduled to take place on July 29 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, the 2020 MLS All-Star Game between the best of MLS and a team of LIGA MX all-stars has been cancelled. While tickets to the All-Star Game had not gone on sale yet, fans who purchased tickets to the All-Star Skills Challenge via Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded. Refunds will take up to two weeks to be processed by Ticketmaster. Tickets purchased at the stadium box office with cash will be refunded once regular business hours resume when the venue reopens. Fans can visit www.bancofcaliforniastadium.
The 2021 MLS All-Star Game and festivities are expected to take place in Los Angeles at the same venue. MLS and LIGA MX will resume discussions regarding the event, and there is every expectation that next year’s All-Star Game will be MLS vs. LIGA MX in Los Angeles.
In addition, the league is reviewing proposals from three cities to host the 2022 MLS All-Star Game. Details regarding the 2021 and 2022 All-Star Games will be announced at a later date.
Leagues Cup: The second edition of the annual tournament between top MLS and LIGA MX teams, which was to take place between July and September, has been cancelled in a joint decision by both leagues. MLS and LIGA MX plan to play Leagues Cup in 2021.
Campeones Cup: The third edition of Campeones Cup, which features the reigning MLS Cup champion against the winner of LIGA MX’s Campeón de Campeones, has been cancelled by the two leagues. It was scheduled to take place on August 12 at CenturyLink Field, the home of the 2019 MLS Cup champions, Seattle Sounders FC. The event will return in 2021.